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Process of head and neck reconstruction


Posted on 6/6/2022 by Dr. Shaun Rai
Process of head and neck reconstructionHead and neck surgery is used to treat conditions affecting the mouth, head, throat, glands, and sinuses, as well as both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors in the head and neck region.

Reconstructive surgery often uses tissue from 1 area of your body to repair another area. For example, head and neck surgery might change the shape of your jawbone. So, our surgeon may take some bone from your leg to repair your jaw. This can restore the shape of your jaw and help it work normally. Visit our surgeon today.

Challenges facing head and neck reconstruction


The head and neck region are one of the most complex areas of the body. The region contains your brain, eyes, ears, mouth, throat, and nose with which you need to breathe, eat, speak, hear, and view the world. You also express many emotions with your facial muscles which are tremendously valuable for communication. There are complex nerves, muscles, bones, veins, and arteries that connect everything and keep things working together. Surgery that tries to recreate the working function of any of these structures is difficult. In addition, your face is what you show the world, so it is important to reconstruct an appearance that looks as natural and normal as possible.

For these reasons, the ability to find a balance between the form and function of the head and neck region presents a challenge to many surgeons. Head and neck reconstructive surgeons should be well versed in the broad range of surgical and advanced techniques available to better serve their patients.

For most people, the swelling starts to go away 4 to 5 days after surgery. You may have numbness in your neck and ear.








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